【2022 Queen Program】4/9 (Sat) 6pm PROGRAM NIGHT開催!候補者5名をご紹介

1968年以来、クイーンプログラムは、コミュニティサービス、リーダーシップ、文化教育を通じて若い女性を指導することに貢献してきました。 毎年4月のプログラムナイト中に選出されるクイーン、プリンセスたちは文化大使として1年間、日系アメリカ人コミュニティを代表し、日米の交流活動に尽力します。

Katy Akiko Drennan

Age: 26
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Hobbies: Cooking, Basketball, Traveling, Watching Disney Movies
Creative Expression: Performing ukulele to a video of family photos
Education: California State University, Chico
BS in Recreation, Hospitality & Parks Management;
Emphasis in Event & Hotel Management Minor in Sustainability
Employment: Wedding & Event Sales Manager
The Ranch @ Silver Creek
Wedgewood Weddings
Professional Aspirations or Goals in Life:
I aspire to organize festivals for cultural & social groups to educate the community about multicultural traditions. I hope to continue growing my skills in the hospitality industry as a professional fun maker.
Sponsor: Kogura Company

Stephanie Misa Doi

Age: 27
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
Hobbies: Baking, Swimming, Running, Biking, Strength Training, Oratory, Poetry, Writing
Creative Expression: Spoken word performed to a video of family photos
Education: Claremont McKenna College, 2017
B.A. Psychology
Human Rights, Genocide, and Holocaust Sequence
Employment: SEI (Strategic Energy Innovations):
Building Leaders for a Resilient World, Fundraising and Development Associate Manager
Professional Aspirations or Goals in Life:
Personally and professionally, I aspire to build and empower others to create resilient, sovereign, sustainable, and equitable communities.
Sponsor: Takara Sake USA Inc.

Michelle Chieko Catherine Heckert

Age: 25
Hometown: Pacifica, CA
Hobbies: Songwriting, Singing, Dancing (modern, jazz, ballet, tap), Traveling
Creative Expression: Original dance choreographed to original song
Education: Santa Clara University ℅ 2018
BS Psychology | BA Music
Minor in Communications
Bath Spa University ℅ 2019
MA Songwriting
Employment: Research Operations Associate @ Flexport
Professional Aspirations or Goals in Life:
Beyond scaling and democratizing user research within software companies, I hope to pursue a PhD to further explore mixed race identities.
Sponsor: Nihonmachi Street Fair

Ashleigh Suzu Takemoto

Age: 19
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
Hobbies: Watching Japanese Movies, Creative Writing, Going on Walks, Karaoke
Creative Expression: Karate Kata
Education: University of California, Berkeley
B.A. in Molecular Cell Biology
Anticipated Graduation Year 2024
Employment: University Student
Professional Aspirations or Goals in Life:
I aspire to pursue a career in medicine focusing on Emergency Medicine or Infectious Diseases. I would like to blend my passions by serving the Asian American community through healthcare.
Sponsor: Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California

Sydney Matsuko Kasson

Age: 24
Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA
Hobbies: Mountain biking, Road biking, Creating digital landscape art, Running, Hiking, Peloton, Volunteering, Listening to music, Being a cat mom
Creative Expression: Mountain biking
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Communication
Concentration in UX/UI Design
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Employment: Visual/ UX Designer on the Experience Design Team at Cisco
Professional Aspirations or Goals in Life:
I aspire to be a program manager for a User Experience team that designs for consumer facing products that can make life a little easier for its users.
Sponsor: Japanese American Museum of San Jose

【2022 Queen Program】4/9 (Sat) 6pm PROGRAM NIGHT

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